SF Usual Suspects

Archive for June, 2008

‘Biotech Boom’

Efforts by the City to recruit biotech companies to San Francisco seem to be paying off.

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

A Political and Media Giant Steps Off The Stage…

World renowned television journalist, author, political operative, father and friend passes away at 58 years old. We are diminished.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Not So Fast

Divisadero merchants are not on board with bus-only lane that may remove parking during evening commute.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Political Notebook

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club prepares to celebrate a 30 year milestone, attentions turn to prospective mayoral candidates, and a Supervisor encounters a stroller incident.

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

I Speak for the Animals

An ordinance that would allow the district attorney to bring charges against people involved in the creation and display of art depicting animal cruelty will be heard by the Animal Control and Welfare Commission today.

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Head of the House

The Mayor appoints a new director of the City’s Housing Authority.

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Hook Me Up

The Mayor teams up with Meraki, a wireless provider who is donating devices and free Internet access to San Francisco residents.

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

In Your Honor

The late U.S. Rep Tom Lantos will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his dedication to human rights.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Matier & Ross

The duo opines on protests at UC animal-lab workers homes, plumbing issues at the ballpark, and some resident burglars.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Gearing Up

The Examiner gives a run-down of measures for the November election introduced by Supervisors and the Mayor.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008


The Weekly profiles a Supervisor and his involvement in last week’s election.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

The Verdict

The man who is responsible for damaging the historic fire chief’s residence receives misdemeanor charges.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Crowded House

A Supervisor pulls legislation he proposed that would increase affordable housing on Treasure Island.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Where is the Love?

Contract negotiations between Muni operators and the MTA management team remain at a standstill.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008


The Business Times fills us in on SFMOMA’s plans to close for two years during renovations. Never fear! Its permanent collection will be hitting the road, but will return to San Francisco faster than you can say Rauschenberg.

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Urban Forest

With new funding mechanisms in the works, the City is on track with its goal of adding 25,000 new trees by 2010.

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Turn My Headphones Up…

Mayor Newsom is expected to start his own radio show on 960 AM this Saturday.

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Matier & Ross

The Oakland PD Motorcycle Division is making noise with its new upgrades, there is a new twist in the fallout of Chief Fong’s failure to complete firearm re-certification, and family matters when running for office – at least in Castro Valley.

Monday, June 9th, 2008


The Guardian discusses the ballot measure concerning the JROTC program.

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Nevius on the Proposed Community Justice Center

C. W. Nevius talks about the political and budgetary machinations behind the funding for the Community Justice Center.

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Local Angle to the NAACP Presidency

Former Mayor Brown and former Supervisor Brown appear in this Philly story on the complex process by which the new NAACP head was selected.

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Matier and Ross

An ironic (and easy) punishment, a political palette, gubernatorial appointment follies, and more.

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Contemporary Jewish Museum Opens Today

After years of delays, the Contemporary Jewish Museum throws open its doors, and Jesse Hamlin and John King walk us through what we can expect.

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Ethics Investigation

An Ethics Commission investigation begins as the Commission hears testimony concerning a former Supervisor’s alleged misuse of campaign funds.

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Rock N’ Rolling Forward

A three-day music festival planned for August in Golden Gate Park gets the approval of the Rec & Park Commission.

Friday, June 6th, 2008